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with their parents. well, today romney told the "denver post": >> pelley: jan crawford is covering the romney campaign. jan, that's new. >> reporter: well, scott, this marks the first time that romney has said he's not going to take away the two-year visas from the people holding them. campgnrces say he's not going to extend them and romney said in the interview that's not going to be necessary because he's going to be ointerm immigr. but this two-year visa program is popular with hispanics, that's a group that could decide the election and romney's got to make up some ground. there's a new cnn poll that has the president with 70% of the vote among hispanics compared to romney's 26%. romney is hitting the president hard on immigration. he's saying he's playing politics with this issue, he's passing what he called a stopgap measure, this two-year program, instead of passing long-term reform like he promised four years ago. scott you can expect to hear more of this in the debate tomorrow night. >> pelley: jan, thanks very much. cbs news will bring you live covegef e debate tomorrow night beginn
obama and gop romney face off at the university of denver. good morning, washington. wednesday, october 3. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's go to jacqui jeras to find happening outside. fog will be a big issue for the morning. let's show you the visibility. poor in many areas. a half mile at reagan national. at hagerstown, 0.3, and the same at dulles. the same in cumberland as well. and temperatures this morning. some 70's on the map. 70 in d.c., 64 in dallas. -- dulles. we could get a little sunshine afternoon. temperatures will get into the afternoon.is we will have big changes for the weekend. how traffic is moving, with angela. >> slow going all around the capital area. fog will be the big issue this morning. plan for a slow drive. give you an example, this is view of springfield, the springfield interchange. see any traffic flowing. the dense fog will slow things down this morning. have a couple work from the springfield interchange, inner loop towards 644, two right lanes are still closed. use caution through the works .wns in maryland, there is heavy fog. reports
in denver, romney seemed to down play reports his campaign has prepped him with zingers. >> it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. it'll be a conversation with the american people that will span almost answer month. >> reporter: romney has softened his position on immigration. he will honor the president's recent stopgap measure allowing the children of illegal workers to stay in the country until immigration reform is passed. the first debate is focused on domestic issues. mitt romney and president obama will spend the first half tackling the economy and second half addressing healthcare and other national concerns. >> and cbs 5 will have special live coverage of the presidential debate beginning tomorrow night at 6:00. >> coming up, more airplane seats coming through during flight. tonight we know why. what american airlines says is the problem. u >> i eat healthy food so i can stay healthy. >> get your money's worth at the grocery store. the five common food tricks you shouldn't fall for. >> this
escuchar. en una entrevista al periodico the denver post, romney indico que no revocaria las visas de 2 anos que la administracion obama le esta dando a miles de jovenes indocumentados, a traves de la llamada accion diferida, y que no correrian riesgo de ser deportados si el es elegido presidente. y que tendria 1 solucion permanente al tema migratorio antes de que expire la accion diferida. una joven del dream act de los angeles piensa que romney pudo haber declarado esto antes. neidi dominguez, activista del dream act creo que el se esta dando cuenta que tiene que responder a las preocupaciones y puntos de importancia en la comunidad latina y por eso esta dando respuestas que nos dan 1 poquito de claridad de lo que esta pasando, pero definitivamente no suficiente seguridad para poder confiar en alguien que ha dicho todo este tiempo que no va a apoyar el dream act." organizaciones hispanas creen que es positivo que romney finalmente haya respondido. clarissa martinez, consejo nacional de la raza. es 1 paso positivo, porque hasta este momento era 1 pregunta bien clara y bien definida que
in denver, where mitt romney has been for several days now prepping for the debate this evening. >> you had plenty of sports metaphors in that introduction. we'll give you another. you can see they're preparing for a slug fest here. the picture of the president and mitt romney as they prepare. you heard from kristen what the president's aides say he needs to do. mitt romney's aides say he needs to respectfully indict the president's what they called failed policies over the last four years. another thing he may have to do is improve his likability. more than 50 million expected to watch. look at where the numbers stand. his unfavorable versus favorable numbers are the lowest in the nominee has had since 1992. that was george h.w. bush. you see the numbers in florida, virginia and ohio. in all three states, his favorable numbers are below 50%. and those 47% comments have certainly taken a toll on mitt romney as well. for people registered voters who were given a full description of those comments, after hearing that full description, 45% had a more negative view of mitt romney. 23%, a more p
men. >> romney has had a rough few weeks with gaffes. obama is desperate to open up a clear lead with over a month until election day. >> and have been both preparing for the debate in denver. >> the first presidential debate is causing havoc, highways. security is tight in denver. the state of colorado is a tossup between the candidates, making this crucial period every di tella said, even the room temperature and lighting. president obama leads republican challenger mitt romney by three percentage points in national polls. romney is within striking distance. both men have been preparing for weeks. president obama's advisers have been telling him not to be professorial. do not speak for too long. for mitt romney, they're saying do not commit a gaffe. try to stay on message. that is why he has practiced. >> mitt romney arrived in denver early, visiting a mexican fast- food restaurant. this and a 7% of hispanic voters in the u.s. support obama. the president spent three days preparing in nevada where he took time off to visit the hoover dam before leaving for denver. >> the trial
elley: tonight, we'll talk to the esident and mitt romney about their first debate here in denver. >> governor romney has shown himself to be a very good debater >> pelley: do you think the debates are make or break for you? >> pelley: plus nancy cordes, john dickerson on what could be a turning point in the race. bombs are turning one of the world's most historic cities into rubble. at least 40 dead today. clarissa ward on who's behind it. most americans take supplements, but do they work? dr. jon lapook has the results of a new investigation. and anthony mason with unforgettable debate moments. >> there you go again. >> who am i? >> you're no jack kennedy. >> pelley: so give a listen. >> i'm all ears. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from denver. >> pelley: good evening, president obama and mitt romney meet here tonight on the stage behind me at the university of denver at the university of denver for their first debate. the stakes are high because 34 days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the lates
tonight in their first presidential debate. it will take place at this hockey arena in denver. romney has spent the past few days in the mile high city preparing for tonight. he took a break yesterday for lunch at chipotle. the president has been preparing in nevada. he visited the hoover dam. both campaigns now how crucial tonight's debate is. >> i think it's an opportunity for governor romney to flush out these issues face to face with president obama and there's no opportunity for the obama campaign to twist his message or his past words. >> he's very good at explaining what's going on, what he's proposing, what he has done. and i don't think there's anything to worry about. >> president obama and mitt romney will face off in two more debates, the next one is a week from tomorrow in danville, kentucky. president obama may be ahead in the polls in mean swing states, but nationally, the race for president remains extremely tight. the president leads mitt romney by 3% among likely voters. the poll's margin of error is 3.1%. so that puts the race in a virtual tie. the president led his rep
el diario "the denver post", romney dijo que las personas que han recibido un permiso de trabajo bajo la "accion diferida", deben saber que.... de ser elegido presidente, estos seguirn teniendo validez. ---romney agrega que no va a quitarles algo que han comprado y prometi que antes de que se venzan, instrumentar una amplia reforma migratoria. ---sin embargo, romney nunca declar si de ser elegido presidente, eliminara el programa de accion diferida. ---en junio, romney critic a obama diciendo que ignor al congreso para crear la politica. blanca momento de una nueva pausa en noticiero telemundo 48 pero al volver... take vo cesar la forma violenta que usan los narcotrafican tes mexicanos para eliminar a sus enemigos se extiende a otro pais de latinoamerica. .. take vo blanca y una protesta del gremio de taxistas en nicaragua termina a golpes entre los uniformados y los manifestantes... ya regresamos... cesar --una serie de asesinatos en colombia a puesto al descubierto metodos de violencia que comunmente no son utilizados por delincuentes en ese pais. blanca --tal parece que los rastros
to the candidates themselves who will meet on the university of denver on the same stage. romney has inched up slightly in our "wall street journal" poll. the bad news when you dig deeper you see the structural problems facing romney as he tries to catch up and how damaging the 47% remark was and is to the campaign. is there such a thing as a commanding lead? if so he has it. president obama's job approval rating is at 49%. 48% disapprove of his performance. 40% believe the country is headed in the right direction. the highest number we recorded in 3 1/2 years. 53% still believe the country is on the wrong track. the president leads romney by three. what is helping romney tighten the race? a fact true all year continues to be true. republican voters are more interested in this election than democrats. the president has a larger lead. he is up seven. the problem for him is a lack of enthusiasm of hispanics and young voters. romney has to do things to make people substantially change the way people feel about him. his approval rating is still under water. the lowest for any presidential nominee
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romney, cambio de postura antes los beneficiarios de programa de acción diferida, en denver mitt romney, respondió una pregunta que muchos estudiantes querían escuchar, dijo que no revocaria las visas de programa de acción diferida, y que no correrian riesgos de ser deportados si el es presidente . >> una joven dijo que debio contestar esto antes. >> ahora sabe la importancia de la comunidad latina, pero da claridad pero no segurida le da para confiar en alguien que siempre ha dicho que no apoyara el dream act . >> es un paso positivo, una respueta clara . >> opositores, dicen que mitt romney está en una postura difícil, se verá el tema migratorio en su primer año. >> si hoy se celebraba las elecciones presidenciales el 70%& de los hispanos votarian por barack obama, el 26% se inclinaria por el candidato republicano mitt romney, barack obama tiene un apoyo fuerte de los latinos, y ha aumentado 11 puntos su nivel de aprobación entre los hispanos . >> y las propuesta de la elecciones presidenciales del 6 de noviembre, beatriz con la medida q, es una medida de cobrar impuesto adic
today. we are told mitt romney was spotted picking up a meal at a denver area to polite. in an interview, he said he would honor temporary work permits for young, illegal immigrants that were granted by the obama administration. colorado's hispanic vote could impact who gets the vote. the latest polls show mitt romney behind in most of the battleground states. he remains in striking distance. be sure to watch the debate right here on abc 7 small night at 9:00. amelia afterwards, scott thuman will have insight and analysis -- and immediately afterwards, scott thuman will have insight and analysis. >> you do not know me. you are not a friend of mine. >> a somber remember is exactly 10 years of the sniper attacks in our region. 55-year-old james martin was shot to death on october 2 2002. five of victims will remember their loved ones tomorrow. as part of the remembrance for the victims, a vigil will be held in gaithersburg thursday night. >> here is something a lot of people are talking about. a news anchor in wisconsin sounds off after a viewer takes aim at her weight. the letter to jenn
threat. some of the officers could potentially be disciplined. >>> president barack obama and mitt romney face off tonight in denver. the format will be a little different than past presidential debates. we will hear what issues will get special emphasis tonight. >>> all lanes are back open after a big accident at about he 10:30 last -- at about 10:30 last night. the man slammed into the suv and the other driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. they shut down the area until they clear the scene. >>> three vehicles including an ambulance have been damaged since thursday. one driver even suffered some injuries when an object came crashing right through his windshield hitting his arm. all three incidents happened near g street, anybody with information is asked to call police. >>> the man accused of snatching a nine-year-old from a restroom in san mateo is facing new charges. they are tying the man to an incident that happened in march. he photographed a group of nine- year-old girls from underneath a restroom stall and is currently being held on felony kidnapping an
. the law takes effect january 1. >>> president obama and gop challenger mitt romney squaring off tonight in denver. it's the first of three presidential debates and as bigad shaban shows us, the focus tonight will be on the economy, healthcare and domestic issues. >> reporter: the stage is set for the first presidential debate. mitt romney trails in many battleground state polls and this is an opportunity for him to gain some ground. >> i think you're going to see the mitt romney that really cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> reporter: president obama will be pressing his own plan for the economy. but today he is facing new criticism over something he said in 2007. during a speech to a predominantly black audience, then senator obama implied the bush administration was withholding recovery money after hurricane katrina based on race. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? >> reporter: all major media outlets covered the speech at the time. >> i have to say i'm a little amazed that
: carl cammeron in denver tonight. governor romney has been here in the mile high city where the weather is quite dry. getting ready for this debate. he has been here for a while now. president obama did his preps outside a resort in las vegas and arrived in colorado today. ed henry is here in denver as well. what are you expecting to hear from the president tonight, shep? >> when you talk to the president wants top advisors they say he is pretty comfortable. 2008 the summer of the democratic convention where he launched hope and change he signed the stimulus bill into law in this city in 2009. now they expect is he going to come up big again tonight. he was quiet today, stayed off the campaign trail but had one of his best surrogates former president bill clinton aides say will be the primary case tonight which this was an economic crisis he inherited and tough to turn around in one term. take a listen to bill clinton. >> the economy is not fixed. i'm telling you nobody could have fixed this much damage in four years. but the president's economic plan is better in the short run, better
life, mitt romney walked tough the debate site in denver prepped for his first one-on-one face-off with the president. campaign officials tell cnn romney's game plan tonight is to provide a clear choice, talk about his plan to create jobs and contrast that with the president's performance on the economy. and in a sign of caution, the campaign says romney won't be looking for a knockout punch. one of romney's top surrogates, florida senator marco rubio says that's the right approach. does mitt romney need to score a knockout punch? >> this is not an athletic competition. this is a debate between two money, one that is president and wants to stay there and one that wants to offer a new direction. >> reporter: all day long the romney campaign has signalled it will go after what it sees as another gaffe from vice president joe biden at a rally in charlotte. >> this is deadly earnest. how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> in the richest country in the history of the world this obama economy has crushe
debates takes place in denver. president obama and governor mitt romney will take the stage to discuss domestic policies. >> reporter: the stage is built. the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl at chipotle. president obama did some sightseeing with a visit to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight, they will face a lot of questions about the economy. there will be six segments 15- minutes each and the first three are devoted entirely to the economy. >> i want to repeal obama care and replace it with something that will get the cost under control. >> reporter: exactly how romney would replace the president's health care could be part of the fourth segment which is devoted to health care. the final to segments will cover the role of government and governing. with mitt romney and president obama in the final hours of preparing and holding mock debates, it's been less to the running mates to -- left to the running
is in denver tonight preparing for tomorrow night's big debate. romney took a break today and went out to a chipotle restaurant. while he was there he took a picture. when asked if he was ready for the debate, romney said, getting there. and obama also visited the hoover dam just outside of las vegas. the president said one of his aides mentioned it was just 15 miles away so they decided to go. the president said it was the first time he had ever visited the hoover dam. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors convened in one week. one week from today to decide once and for all the long running saga of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. there are 11 supervisors. ousting mirkarimi would take nine votes. amber lee breaks down the likely vote. >> reporter: history will tell you san francisco is a city that follows its own beat. suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi was fighting for his job almost from the moment he was sworn into office. bruising the arm of his wife led to a lenghtty battle to save his life. >> only in san francisco would it go on for a year.
this one. >>> voters started casting ballots for the president in ohio. >> mitt romney is in denver tonight preparing for tomorrow night's big debate. romney took a break today and went out to a chipotle restaurant. while he was there he took a picture. when asked if he was ready for the debate, romney said, getting there. and obama also visited the hoover dam just outside of las vegas. the president said one of his aides mentioned it was just 15 miles away so they decided to go. the president said it was the first time he had ever visited the hoover dam. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors convened in one week. one week from today to decide once and for all the long running saga of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. there are 11 supervisors. ousting mirkarimi would take nine votes. amber lee breaks down the likely vote. >> reporter: history will tell you san francisco is a city that follows its own beat. suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi was fighting for his job almost from the moment he was sworn into office. bruising the arm of his wife led to a leng
, obama and republican hopeful mitt romney will share the same stage in denver. the first presidential debate. >> governor romney and president meet on the stage behind me. >> the latest poll shows the for president is very close. what happens tonight could have campaignson the two that are winding down with e than a month left to go. g to the wall street journal, they will square off 15-minute six segments with a focus on the economy, health care, and the role of government. have been caring for weeks. break tuesday and wives weighed in on how big it will go. we are focused and i cannot for the contrast we will hear. >> he's a very good debater, so him to relax and be himself. if he is barack obama the country has come to know and t job. he will do a grea this is a great day for forident obama and his wife another reason. this marks their 20th wedding anniversary. obama will be in the audience for tonight's debate in denver. on holding a belated anniversary celebration on saturday. the president's campaign asking supporters to sign an anniversary cards for the first couple. what the d
obama and mitt romney are preparing for their first presidential debate that takes place tonight denver. romney has been in the mile high city for a few days prepping for the debate. the president has been hunkered down in nevada. >> mitt romney's campaign called tonight's debate a restart of the campaign. this morning on the "today" show, stephanie cutter and former republican candidate rick santorum laid out what both candidates hope to accomplish in denver. >> i think the test for both candidates is who is going to lay out a vision, a details, specific vision of how to move the country forward. i think the candidate that does that will win the test. american people are going to sit at home looking for details. president obama is going to continue to do that. he's been having that conversation for some time. mitt romney has not done that. tonight offers him the opportunity to do that. >> we are not talking about accomplishing a lot. two or three things to accomplish. one is to show he is in command, he's in control, he understands the job of the presidency. he put barack obama on the
obama and mitt romney are now in denver. the president arrived just a short time ago. it is at the university of denver. with a range of domestic issues to discuss this will be the first time they go head to head in front of millions of americans. scott thuman will be following
romney getting a bite to eat in denver. and president obama visiting the hoover dam for the first time. both have relied heavily on their running mates this week to lead their campaigns. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle-class has been varied the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for paul ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle-class, over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means, we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race for president is still very close, which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> thanks to brandi hitt. abc's coverage of tonight's debate begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> now, we turn to the trouble at american airlines. and actually progress on two fronts this morning. there is new movement in the bitter labor dispute between the airline and its pilots union. and also, the mystery of the seats that came loose during th
>>vying for votes. especially from independent voters. president obama and mitt romney are in denver tonight for the first presidential debate. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. sandra endo has our top story from denver. >> weeks of preparation will be tested on the stage in a matter of hours. how will their approach change when the competition is standing just a few feet away? >>>> >>>> govegornrn romney has toake ee debatat about the president's economic policy. the president has to do different from that. he has to make the debate about the choice between himself and the governor romney. pressing him about specifics. >> the debate is not about winning. >> the opportunity for him to talk directly to the american people without the filter. telling them about his plan for the next four years. >> obama advisers are also spending. reminding voters that the president's day drop has interfered with practice sessions. both candidates know that every questi
debate president obama and mitt romney in denver this morning preparing to come face to face and sway american voters. we'll head live to denver for a preview. >> plus, are you willing to pay more for better service? it's an idea maryland governor o'malley is considering. melanie alnwick is live with details. >> also, another scare, american airlines passengers told to brace for a crash landing. as we learn more about what
in their first presidential debate. denver is hosting the debate and romney has been preparing there. the president has been preparing in nevada. both men will be very careful with everything they say, but some comments joe biden just made are putting the obama campaign on the defensive. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> biden later tried to clarify his comment by saying the middle class was buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. >>> tonight's debate comes as the race for president tightens a bit. president obama leads mitt romney by 3% among likely voters in the latest increaspoll. that is within the margin of error. the president led his republican rival by five percentage points two weeks ago. he had a widen lead if you consider registered voters. president obama leads romney by 7% in that category. you can watch tonight's debate right here on nbc 4. nbc news live team coverage begins at
obama y mitt romney podría ser el más visto de la historia, luis megid en denver nos dice qué significado tiene ese estado para las campañas. >>> tradicionalmente un bastión republicano y el éxodo del campo a las ciudades, ha hecho colorado un lugar que todo es posible, hace 4 años colorado votó por le presidente barack obama, este año las encuestas están cerradas. >>> el representante estatal, daniel pavón dice que colorado es un estado clave, un ndicador de cómo votará la nación. >>> las dos campañas gastan más de 1 millón y medio por semana en anuncios por televisión. >>> en colorado tenemos el mismo número de miembros del partido republicano y demócrata, entonces, estos votantes independientes son los que van a decidir la elección. >>> las dos campañas saben que para triunfar tienen que motivar a sus propios votantes en little town, las mujeres republicanas esperaban a ann romney. >>> un hombre de familia, íntegro muy bueno para el país. >>> ustedes creen que los republicanos se llevarán colorado. >>> claro que sí. >>> los demócratas están confiads
hours as you said, mitt romney, barack obama squaring off here in denver. it will be a 90-minute debate. it will cover six different segments. most of it, though, john, is going to be on the economy. there's going to be three segments to focus on the economy. one segment on foreign policy. one segment on the role of governing and one segment on the role of government in people's lives, john. so how this is going to be set up is that the candidates will be sitting at podiums. if you're looking at your tv screen, mitt romney on your left, president obama on your right. the first question tonight, john, goes to barack obama. >> well, will they have a chance to mix it up and rebutt each other in a free-flowing way. >> organizers hope to have a flee-flowing discussion. this is the kind discussion we like to see because it allows the two candidates to discuss it amongst themselves. if there are questions about each other's plans, they can directly ask each other that. we have not seen that in this campaign and we'll see it tonight. >> you said the economy will likely be the big subject in the
on the top stories. it is time to debate. president obama and mitt romney square off in denver in less than 16 hours now. domestic policy and the economy will be the main topics in the first of three presidential debates. the latest cnn poll of polls has the president leading the republican challenger 49% to 46%. cnn's live debate coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern tonight. >>> philadelphia police are hoping this surveillance video leads them to the group that beat up and robbed a 47-year-old man in a grocery store. investigators now say someone in the video posted their video bragging about the attack on youtube. the group passed the man at the frozen food aisle saturday night and suddenly turned around to surround him. words were exchanged before the man was punched, quicked and struck with a glass bottle. one of the suspects took the man's money clip with $100 in cash. the man went to the hospital with a broken nose and cut on the cheek. >>> this is incredible, frightening and very real video of a huge 727 passenger jet going down in the desert. it is all caught on tape from dozens of
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to explain how you're going to do it. yesterday romney himself told a local denver station that part of his tax plan might include a cap on deductions at 17,000 a person which would not hurt billionaires at all like him. let's take a look. >> you could say everybody's going to get up to $17,000 deduction and you can use your charitable deduction, your home mortgage deduction or others, health care deduction and you can fill that bucket, if you will, the $17,000 bucket and higher income might have a lower number or you could do it by the same method that bowles/simpson did it, which is limiting certain deductions but that's the sort of thing that -- >> well, his tighing would take him past 17%. his spokesman made clear, this is one of the policy options romney was considering. in other words, if you want specifics, don't count on this. howard, this is the problem the more he teases it and pulls back, the more he looks like -- >> the more he teases it, the more confusion he sews and a contrast still with his own situation. the guy who has 100 million ira, which is like unheard of. the guy who
mitt romney on the stage in denver. the first presidential debate. now of course they'll be both sharing their views on what aught to be done and spinning the news on that situation to fit that various world views. here at u.s.a. today where i'll be all evening long, they have fact checkers in place to examine what is being said for the truth and the spin. they'll put it online. so you can know the difference. meantime, susan page of u.s.a. today says this debate has high stakes. >> this contest has been close from the start, although president obama is now building a small advantage when you look at the national polls. and that means that if 5% of americans switch their vote from president obama to mitt romney because of what they see in the debate, that could sway the election. now if the debates are a draw, that's probably to the advantage of president obama. it is mitt romney who needs to shake things up in these debates. >> and find out whether or not things get shaken up for yourself. watch tonight on channel 9, wusa9 and check out our website. take advantage of that fact
of what happens when mitt romney is forced to tell the truth. a fox affiliate here in denver asked romney to explain what paul ryan could not, how he plans to pay for $5 trillion tax cut by only eliminating deductions. >> there's an option. you could say everybody is going to get up to a deduction and you could use your home mortgage deduction or others, health care deduction and fill that bucket, if you will, the $17,000 bucket that way and higher income people might have a lower number. >> at least the plan has a name. it's the bucket plan. mitt romney will cap deductions at $17,000 for all americans. is that good for the middle class? do the math. for rich americans, the cap, it just might be lower than that. he was very vague on that point as well. the big problem with romney's bucket plan besides being hilarious is it would only cover $1 to $2 trillion of the $5 trillion tax cut. that's according to the tax policy center. they figured it out. even when romney gives specifics he doesn't answer the questions. e we still don't know how he plans to pay for the tax cuts without hurting th
. president obama and republican candidate mitt romney face off in denver tonight for the first debate of the presidential campaign. on tuesday, vice-president joe biden drew ridicule from republicans after saying the middle-class has been buried the last four years. although biden was referring to the effects of the financial crisis that began under the bush administration, paul ryan seized on the remarks as an admission of failure. this is deadly earnest. how they can justify, how can they justify raising taxes on the middle class? the middle-class has been buried last four years. how, in lord's name, can they justify raising taxes? >> vice-president biden today said that the middle-class over the last of we or years has been buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging, which means we have to collect mitt romney as president of the united states. >> meanwhile, paul ryan has appeared in videos online. in a speech delivered last november, he said 30% of americans want to live off the government. today, 70% of americans get more benefit from the federal government and a payback
denver. >> reporter: the pressure is intense. president obama took time out for a visit to hoover dam. >> it's spectacular and i've never soon it before. >> reporter: mitt romney grabbed a burrito bowl. doug hudson, andrew lunt kin run bicycle companies in colorado. they took me out to red rocks. these guys will watch the debate, andrew hoping for a break through by his candidate, mitt romney. >> i want him to talk about conservative values, especially economically, em powering small businesses. >> reporter: chris used to vote republican. not anymore. >> what really changed my mind recently is it seems to have gotten away from taking care of the little guy. >> reporter: doug is undecided. i'd like to see some details both from romney and obama mainly on tax policy. >> reporter: vice president biden charged team romney would hike middle class tax. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the republicans jumped on that. buried by obama? >> vice president biden said just today said that the middle class over the last f
in perspective. joining me from denver, romney surrogate, republican congressman from utah, jason chaffetz. fox news political analyst juan williams. we have paul heckly, executive director with the deloitte center for health solutions. we have ed kinard, former bain capital managing director. gentlemen, thanks for all of you coming on. we appreciate it. congressman, i will start with you. what do you think mitt romney needs to do to achieve tonight on the economy? let's focus on that? >> mitt romney just need to be mitt romney. if he can talk about the turn around he has been able to do in the private sector. the turnarounds he did with the olympics. what he did in massachusetts. then share in a very compassionate way his vision for the country. yes there will be time to criticize the president's lack of accomplishments as the president of the united states but then he also has to pivot very quickly this is what we should be doing. this is why the recovery could and should be better. when mitt romney does that i think people will see why he should be the next president of the united states. me
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